wild geranium


: a common geranium (Geranium maculatum) of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and flowers of rosy purple
also : any of several related geraniums

Examples of wild geranium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scarlet gaura, wild geranium and brown-eyed Susan join in the festivities, and tall columbines bloom close to the water. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2023 Other good plants include Jacob’s ladder, wild strawberry, wild geranium, chokecherry, prairie phlox, golden Alexander, New Jersey tea, cherry trees, dogwoods, blueberry, elderberry, willow and hackberry trees. Jennifer Rude Klett, Journal Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2023 Violets, wild geraniums, and marsh marigolds aren’t far behind. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 23 Mar. 2023 In Waukesha, Linder said her blended gardens lean cottage style but also include a variety of woodland natives including wild geranium, mayapple, bloodroot, wild ginger and both red and white trillium. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Other spring flowers to look for include spring beauty, trillium, violets and wild geranium. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Also look for trillium, wild geranium, jack-in-the-pulpit and yellow trout lily. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 This year, Ott hopes to harvest early roses, rhododendrons, azaleas, wild geranium, clematis tendrils and English bluebells. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 In late spring, wild geranium, golden ragwort, and bright yellow daffodils adorn the forested paths. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 14 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wild geranium was in 1840

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“Wild geranium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20geranium. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

wild geranium

: a geranium of the eastern U.S. and Canada with rosy purple flowers
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